Systems Infrastructure

Certificate , Level 3
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Did you know!

  • IT support professionals are the most in-demand jobs in the IT sector with an average starting salary of £25k.
  • Experienced Cloud engineers can earn £50+
  • There are over 10,000 Networking job vacancies in the UK

Course Information

Introduction

Gain a certificate in systems infrastructure. This course will enhance your knowledge in the areas employers are asking for and enable you to apply for jobs in the IT industry.

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Please note this course may be free depending on student circumstances, please enquire for more information.

Overview

Learners will study the following topics at Level 3 to gain a broad range of
knowledge:


Project Management


Understand project management concepts and the processes and tools used by
organisations to manage IT projects. They will learn about project management
methodologies and use project management software to plan an IT project, track
progress, and review the outcomes to determine project success.


Cloud


This unit explores cloud technologies and services and the models used to
deliver them. Learners will learn about the fundamentals of Cloud services and
the security protocols used to protect data in organisations. They will also
understand the importance of disaster recovery plans to ensure data can be
recovered.


Data Communications


This unit explores data communication, transmission methods and protocols
that enable connectivity and transmission of data, including signal theory.
Students will learn why particular transmission methods are chosen for
particular situations and be able to compare the effectiveness of these
different methods.


Networking


Learners will understand the key components of networks and will also learn
about the protocols and the services provided by networks. They will explore the
technologies and devices used in networking and be able to design and maintain a
secure network.


System Security and Encryption


Learners will investigate different system security threats and the methods
used to protect against them. They will learn how encryption can be used to
protect data, and comply with legal and organisational
requirements.

Who is this course for?

The 5 unit qualification is designed to gain the knowledge and understanding of the areas most relevant to a career in the IT industry. Once qualified, students will greatly enhance their prospects when applying for jobs in this sector .

Course units/modules

  • Project Management
  • Cloud
  • Data Communications
  • Networking
  • System Security and Encryption

Benefits and skills

This qualification is current and has been developed alongside consultants with years of industry knowledge to ensure that it is fit for purpose. The qualification’s purpose is to:

  • prepare learners to progress to a qualification in the same sector or a related area at a higher level
  • prepare learners for employment within different roles in the digital and creative industries and in other industries that require specific digital and IT skills within systems infrastructure.

Entry requirements

There is no requirement for learners to have undertaken a specific qualification, but learners should be able to demonstrate the skills and ability to study at Level 3. English and maths at Level 2 will provide a good foundation for successful progression.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

  • IT Support Technician
  • Network Technician
  • Digital Support Technician
  • Digital Communications Technician
  • Help Desk Technician
  • First and Second Line Support

Assessment types

  • Portfolio of evidence – various assessment methods
  • Written Projects
  • Presentations
  • Exams
  • Recorded Discussions

Course details

Duration: 11 months
Start Date: 09/09/2024
Fees (16-18): No fee
Study Type: Part time
Course Code: 78046-01
Fees (Adult): £1,645

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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